Game of Thrones writer collects toy knights!

I came across this interesting link whilst looking for advice in repairing and repurposing some recently acquired damaged ‘lead graveyard’ figures.

http://www.georgerrmartin.com/for-fans/knights/comments-on-collecting/

The writer is none other than George R. R. Martin, who wrote the Game Of Thrones series of books  (which I have not seen or read yet). George collects toy lead and plastic knights and has had problems with lead rot.

http://www.georgerrmartin.com/for-fans/knights/links-for-collectors/

As George says:

“I have been known to paint a few figures from time to time, usually while “watching” television. (It’s odd how many TV shows don’t need to be seen to be understood). My skills are no match for any of the other painters whose figures are shown here, but I enjoy it … The marvelously detailed pewter castings (by Eduard Kasintzev of the Ukraine) surely deserved better paintwork than I was capable of giving them… but I am a lot better than I used to be, for what it’s worth.”

And the unusual true story of the Tower of Glim:

http://www.georgerrmartin.com/for-fans/knights/keeps-and-castles/

 

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